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of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. senator leland yee says we're not going far enough. his bill to add gun control actually failed last year. this time around, he is facing power gun rights lobbyists but says he is not afraid of a tough fight. 23 years ago the cleveland elementary school shooting left five kids dead and 29 wounded. it's now known as the stockton massacre. and it led to an outright ban on assault weapons in california. we though it couldn't get any worse. >> the connecticut shooting is a wake-up call for america. >> reporter: until now, with 20 children shot and killed in newtown, connecticut, senator leland yee says it's time to stop the mayhem. he wants to reintroduce the bullet button ban which failed last year. the bullet button allows gun users to get around the state ban on detachable magazines because you can simply use a tool in this case a bullet to release the magazine. >> it's as if we don't have an assault weapons ban in the state of california with the bullet buttons assault rifle. what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload th
in sacramento. cbs 5 reporter linda yee on how this coming court case is tailor made for him. >> reporter: the final say in the cultural war on same-sex marriage is coming. and the justices decision to hear the case is historic. >> this is equivalent to the supreme court taking on one of the most divisive issues. first, the justices could say that denying marriage to any couple is unconstitutional, just like the former band on interracial marriage. that decision could overturn any state's same-sex marriage ban. the second choice is sa technicality. they can rule that supporters of prop 8 are not legally entitled to defend that law. >> the ninth circuit tried to narrow its ruling by equating it to a romer versus evans. >> reporter: in that case, they stripped gays and lesbians the right to equal protection. the supreme court ruled it unconstitutional. justice kennedy wrote that singling out gays and lesbians was a violation. the ninth circuit court chose that same logic. the supreme court will hear arguments in march. the decision on whether same- sex marriage will remain banned or become
. that was video taken on the corner of 16th and valencia. we sent linda yee to find out, what was that? >> up there! look! >> reporter: it was definitely something in the night sky. enrique barrios took this video of lights. >> it looked like flames, fireballs in the sky. >> reporter: david shelly took these pictures as they hovered over him. >> kind of looked like a fiery, floaty thing. >> strange! >> reporter: so what did dance through the sky over san francisco's mission district? even scientists are not so sure. >> it's not a planet. it's not a constellation. not meteors. not the moon. >> reporter: witnesses said the lights flickered on and off, then took different shapes. >> they kind of looked like flying candles. then they started making triangle formations. >> reporter: but there could be a plausible explanation. >> it looks to me like it could have been balloons carrying lights. >> i am a hundred percent sure this was a ufo. >> you do admit you had a little christmas cheer? >> absolutely. alcohol was definitely an influence here. >> definitely not a star ship? >> no. >> reporter: one
tied up, gagged on a san francisco street. cbs 5 reporter linda yee takes us to that apartment. >> reporter: four women and one man were arrested in a case that even baffles police. >> this is a crime you see in movies. it's certainly disturbing when you find a crime of that nature. >> reporter: sunday evening a man and woman bound on the street. they were tied up, gagged, beaten, one was shot and dumped here. investigators however would not elaborate on the motive. the male victim eventually died. an 18-year-old wool remains in the hospital with serious injuries. investigators tracked down the suspects to a home in hercules. >> there was an extensive relationship between the victims and the suspects. i can't get into what those relationships are. >> reporter: one of the murder suspects is 32-year-old maelene lintz of san francisco identified by her neighbor. lintz's neighbor is shocked. >> you don't know what's behind what happened. just unexpected. unbelievable. i'm more than surprised she was arrested for. she's not a violent person. >> reporter: lintz lives in the garage ap
from the cancer center, linda yee, cbs 5. >>> after weeks on the run, tonight software tycoon john mcafee is in florida. we think. he arrived in miami this afternoon but hasn't been seen since. john mcafee says miami wasn't his choice, but when guatemalan authorities expelled him, they put him on a plane and told them where to go. they want to question john mcafee about his neighbor's murder. >>> we have new information and the man and woman found tied and gagged on a san francisco street. the suspects go by some pretty unusual names. >> reporter: according to court documents, the two male suspects, one carrying a gun, went inside this home at 3733 san bruno avenue, assaulted the male victim, 26-year-old steven reed, then tied his hands behind his back. then the suspects beat the female victim, 19-year-old audrey prado, then gagged her with a sock. last night a resident told linda yee that the police took key evidence away, including bedding. >> like what? like a computer? >> a computer, mattresses. >> mattresses? >> like a bed. >> reporter: after they drove away, police believe on
. linda yee shows us how it works. >> reporter: it's a wristwatch with a panic button, a way for children to alert parents they're in danger. >> had pauley be wearing it or missy sanchez, had the technology existed when either of those young girls were kidnapped... >> reporter: mark believes the watch would have saved them. his 12-year-old daughter pauley was kidnapped and murder. eight-year-old missy escaped after two days in captivity. the watch can send tracking signals. >> it's got battery packs throughout the band so that it has enhanced batteries so it can send a bread crumb every minute for an entire day. >> reporter: it's a high-tech tamperproof watch with a gps locater tied into a 911 call center. inventor, jason sullivan. >> if anyone ever attempts to cut into the edge of this wrist strap, it will immediately send an letter to mom and dad and to 911. >> reporter: each watch is preprogrammed with the addresses of registered sex offenders. if a child is inside that offender's home, parents are alerted. >> i immediately knew that this is the closest thing to the holy grail of child
expected. linda yee says san francisco had to start handing out io us . >> reporter: this gun buy back program was more successful than expected. >> thank you very much. jr. dr. joe marshall says he ran out of money after buying back 125 weapons at 200 bucks apiece. ingly was ready to shut down. i was going to walk out and tell the crowd that's all we have. but the chief said, oh no no no. we have all these guns, we have to get them. one mar long rifle, one shotgun. >> reporter: dr. marshall gave out 157ious . if place chief tell us us tonight he found the money and he will announce the benefactor tomorrow. >> i'm not worried because i know the folks will show up next saturday. >> reporter: many sellers say the slaughter of school children in connecticut touched raw nerves. ingly don't have to have the guns anymore. i would like a different world. >> reporter: the money ran out in oakland, too, but the program donor stepped in. keith stevenson gave another $50,000 to keep it going. san francisco police say this last weekend's buy back program was one of the more successful ones. so suc
's first ever great american fiction contest. cbs 5 reporter linda yee says the magazine has been quietly trying to change its image to keep up with modern times. >> reporter: thoughts of the saturday evening post bring those iconic covers to mind. inside some of the best short stories published. >> jim looked over his shoulder. >> reporter: berkeley author reads a passage from her story wolf. the winning entry of the magazine's first ever great american fiction contest. >> i feel a little plucked out of obscurity. i've had a small audience for a number of years. >> reporter: her story won a cash prize and publication in next month's edition of the post. >> that howling wolf spoke to his heart. >> reporter: her work follows some of the greatest story tellers fostered by the magazine. >> i don't know if i fit in that bunch. jack london is in there. i'm excited to be a part of that stream of authors that the saturday evening post has published. >> reporter: this is to find the next generation of great authors. the post is changing its image. moving from traditional to the modern cover look
, a big bay area school district is accused of mismanaging federal money. cbs 5 reporter linda yee explained what oakland unified will now have to do as a punishment. >> reporter: for years, this private religious school has received thousands of dollars in federal funds. $50,000 just this year, dolled out by the oakland unified school district. it's the school that sends its students out to bart stations to solicit money. tonight they left after we approached them. a joint cbs 5 california watch investigation earlier this year questioned the district's lack of oversight, allowing inflated enrollments by the school to get the federal funding, and the school's alleged misuse of that money. the california department of education took a closer look and has ordered the district to repay nearly $25,000. tonight, we reached the district spokesman out of spoke. >> we dispute the notion or the finding that we have misappropriately handled funds. >> reporter: we questioned the school's use of federal money to pay his wife and son as teachers. >> the wife gets paid $100 an hour for her dutie
too well. grace. >> reporter: senator leland yee fought for more gun corollas year in the wake of the colorado aurora movie theater shootings. it failed. but now he says he is not afraid of a tough fight and believes that california needs to lead the nation as they have often done in the past. 23 years ago the cleveland elementary school shooting left five kids dead and 29 wounded. it's now known as the stockton massacre. and it led to an outright ban on assault weapons in california. we though it couldn't get any worse. >> the connecticut shooting is a wake-up call for america. >> reporter: until now, with 20 children shot and killed in newtown, connecticut, senator leland yee says it's time to stop the mayhem. he wants to reintroduce the bullet button ban which failed last year. the bullet button allows gun users to get around the state ban on detachable magazines because you can simply use a tool in this case a bullet to release the magazine. >> it's as if we don't have an assault weapons ban in the state of california with the bullet buttons assault rifle. what you can do i
but still low visibility on the hills. live in the berkeley hills, da lin. >>> linda yee with the flood concerns at the russian river. >> reporter: there are those concerns, elizabeth. you see behind me the river does look calm now thank goodness for the temporary break. but everybody here knows what's flooding is like. they are bracing for that next storm to hit. the russian river is moving fast. another big storm on the way this weekend could bring water levels within a foot of flood stage by monday morning. people living by the river are nervously watching the waters rise. >> it's much higher than it usually is. the trees are coming down the river at a rapid pace. >> reporter: they are warning residents who live nearby like yourself to be prepared to move if you have to. >> yes. we could very well be told to do that. but we haven't yet. but we're all hoping for the best, i'm sure i came up today, boom. both eyes are wide open and the river is flowing like crazy. >> reporter: self-described river rat john nolan's house sits right on the river. the water is already on his lower deck. h
and beaten on a city street. one of the victims died. cbs 5 reporter linda yee tells us this was no random crime. >> reporter: no, it wasn't. in fact, they have arrested four women and one man in a hercules home this morning. now, police say this visitacion valley neighborhood was the dumping ground for their two victims. investigators call this case so bizarre, it is something you see only in the movies. now, a man and woman were tied up and gagged, beaten, one shot left on the street early sunday evening. information led police to the five suspects. they say a 32-year-old san francisco woman and a 21-year- old oakland man have been charged with murder. three women, 19, 22 and 24 years old from hercules have been charged with accessory to murder. investigators say the victims knew their attackers. >> it was established that there was an extensive relationship between the victims and the suspect in this case. i cannot get into details about the relationships. >> reporter: police say they wouldn't elaborate on a motive, nor would they confirm that this case may be tied to prostitution, traf
of control. but help is on the way. as linda yee reports, a former big city police chief has been hired to offer the city some help. >>> reporter: 127 homicides in oakland so far this year, the highest in five years. some people are afraid to just go out. >> i work in east oakland, and it's really scary going to work and coming out every day. >> reporter: the mayor and the police chief agree, crime is out of control. >> we have to try something different. >> reporter: that something new comes in the form of a $250,000 consultant to the police department. legendary lawman bill bratton. he is the former new york police commissioner and los angeles police chief who drastically reduced violent crime during his tenure in both cities. >> if anyone can straighten out the terrible problems that oakland has with the police, he can. >> reporter: former san jose police chief and now hoover institution fellow joe mcnamara says bratton is known for being tough on crime and gangs and is a genius at getting the community to work with police. >> previous chief that they hired from the outside left and
chief. neighbors tell cbs 5 recorder linda yee it seems to them that it was more talk and few real promises of any action. >> reporter: the mayor and police brass admitted up front violent crime is on the rise. specifically robberies. >> i feel your pain. >> reporter: deputy chief, captains, lieutenants talked about programs they're using. there the focus of this town hall meeting, crime prevention. what is stunning is the multiple shootings that happened in this district less than 24 hours ago they were never mentioned. there were four people shot in the neighborhood. you didn't address it at all. >> there are rules that are being held where people in that particular beat can talk to the officers about specific crime problems. with i want to aggress that there. not everybody here wants to hear about that shooting. >> reporter: one resident called the safety meeting. >> the data is never really up to date. they're always playing catch up with well what happened yesterday? >> reporter: are you convinced there are solutions? >> no. how could you feel that? you have no -- >> reporter:
. linda yee is at the mall in san francisco to explain. >> reporter: it was a momentary scare at a busy mall. somebody spotted sparks on the roof and called the fire department. aerial ladders were set up in case rescues were necessary. but it was a small grease fire in the flew of two restaurants. classrooms on the top floors were told to leave their classrooms and at once sirens started the theater management told movie goers to leave. that caused tense moments. >> because of the alarm i was like i hope there's no gunman shooting up the theater. because that's what happens in america, you know. >> just as the movie goers were leaving the theater they noticed the stores were open and people shopping. i spoke to fire commanders on the scene tonight and they said they never ordered any evacuations. no one was ever in danger. reporting live in san francisco. >>> the state of california made a half million dollar mistake. and many of us footed the bill for us. cbs reporter curtis ming on the energy rebates that never should have been paid out. >> reporter: ron boat man installed solar pane
city police chief has been hired to offer the city some solutions. cbs 5 reporter linda yee on the man who brings coast-to-coast credibility. >> reporter: 127 homicides in oakland so far this year. the highest in five years. some people are afraid to just go out. >> i work in east oakland. and it's really scary going to work and coming out every day. >> reporter: the mayor and the police chief agree. crime is out of control. >> we have to try something different. >> reporter: that something new comes in form of a $250,000 consultant to the police department, legendary lawman bill bratton. he's the former new york police commissioner and los angeles police chief who drastically reduced violent crime during his tenure in both cities. >> if anyone can straighten out the terrible problems that oakland has with the police, he can. >> reporter: former san jose police chief and now hoover institution fellow joe mcnamara says bratton is known for being tough on crime and gangs and is a genius in getting the community to work with police. >> i left and said he didn't get the kind of support he
's the criticism. >> thank you, linda yee. >>> a bmw running from the police ended up hitting a car full of people killing one of them. it happened in oakland last night. cbs 5 reporter da lin tells us police are still looking for a passenger who took off running. >> reporter: two officers pulled over a bmw for speeding. the driver stopped but once the officers got out of their car, investigators say the bmw sped away. less than a mile away the driver of the bmw broadsided a black lincoln on 98th avenue. the impact killed the passenger in the sedan a woman in her early 20s. four other people inside suffered minor to serious injuries. witnesses say they could hear it from blocks away. >> big noise, bang. >> reporter: the chp says after the crash, the bmw's driver and his passenger ran off but officers captured the driver nearby 34-year-old moore facing two charges of evading police and vehicular manslaughter. >> did not appear to be very much under the influence. he was able to exit his vehicle and flee the scene. so that would show that he is coherent. >> reporter: surveillance footage from a gas
to you. >> thank you. >>> and cbs 5 reporter linda yee is in the north bay where all eyes are on the russian river right now. linda. >> dana, they are indeed. watching this river very closely thank goodness for this temporary break in the storms because you can see behind me that the river is very calm right now. but they are bracing for the worst for the next storm to hit tomorrow night. the russian river is moving fast. another big storm on the way this weekend could bring water levels within a foot of flood stage by monday morning. people living by the river are nervously watching water rise. >> it's much higher than usual. the trees are coming down the river at a rapid pace. >> reporter: they are warning residents who live nearby like yourself to be prepared to move if you have to. >> yes. we could very well be told to do that. but we haven't yet. but we're all hoping for the best, i'm sure. i came up today boom both eyes are wide open and the river is rise like crazy. >> reporter: his house sits on the river. the water is already creeping up on to his lower deck. he f
on a city street. one later died. cbs 5 reporter linda yee tells us they knew their attackers well. >> reporter: yes, they did, liz. four women and one man were picked up early this morning at a house in hercules. now, police believe that the suspects did dump their two victims here in this visitacion valley neighborhood and they call this case so bizarre, it could only happen in the movies. now, the man and the women were beat n up and tied up. one of them was shot, left on the street early sunday evening. information police said led them to the five suspects who had been in hercules at the time. they are a 32-year-old san francisco woman and a 21-year- old oakland man both of them charged with murder. the three other suspects, a 19- year-old, 22-year-old and 24- year-old women from hercules have been charged with accessory to murder. investigators say the victims did know their suspects. >> it was established that there was an expensive relationship between the victims -- extensive relationship between the victims and the suspect in this case. i can't get into detail about the re
. we start with linda yee. one of the nastiest problems wasn't on land. >>> it's hard to believe but partially treated sewage is purposely spilled into the bay. part of the reason is aging pipes and infrastructure that caused problems this weekend including those sinkholes you mentioned. children play near it pet dogs actually swim in it. here at point isabel in richmond. bay waters polluted with partially treated sewage. >> i personally wouldn't be swimming in the water right around point isabel and my dog wouldn't be. >> reporter: citizen watchdog group san francisco baykeeper says after every major storm this happens. rainwater falls into city sewage lines and treatment plants can't store all the extra runoff so this last storm forced them to release 77 million gallons of partially treated sewage into the bay. it's a practice not widely known but acceptable while bay area cities that have been deferring repair work catch up. >> the new standard is that all water being released into
reporter linda yee that the police took key evidence away including bedding. >> mattresses, like a bed. >> reporter: after they drove away they believe one of the suspects shot steven reed in the neck. both victims were dumped on a sidewalk a half mile away. reed was dead, prado is still in the hospital. >> they were overpowered. whether it was done to send a message, to facilitate the beating and shooting is not clear. >> reporter: cameras weren't allowed to show the suspects in court today. there were four suspects that went before judge, three charged with murder, one with assault. these suspects have nicknames like snow, pocahontas and even killer. they are not sure why the situation started to begin with, why these people were beaten, then bound an gagged. >> they were in some sort of gang of some sort? >> reporter: they are not telling us. they want the public to know this is not random. they all knew each other quite well. >> all right. joe vazquez, thank you. >>> we are learning more about the gunman in yesterday's deadly shooting rampage at an oregon shopping mall. investigat
them is leland yee a local, state senator. he wants to reintroduce a bullet button ban which failed last year. bullet buttons allow gun use forest get around the state ban on detachable magazines. >> it is as if we do not have an assault weapons ban in the state of california. with the bullet button, assault rifle, what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload these magazines. >> a local gun advocate says that bans on certain weapons or parts are not good ways to prevent violence. gene hoffman is the chair of cal guns. he does support more background checks and mental health evaluations. >>> a cbs news poll taken after the shootings finds more than half of americans think gun laws should be more strict. 57% is the highest number we have seen in a decade. but at the same time, when asked about what happened in newtown, 66% said tougher gun laws would have done little or nothing to prevent that particular incident. and president obama appears to be concerned about the issue. he met with some of his cabinet members yesterday to discuss what can be done protect amer
yee asked just what can bratton do for oakland? linda? >> the newestists can bring the number of homicides to 130. that's up from 110 last year. the city is desperate for change. some wonder if police bureaucracy could get in the way. >> from for profit education, my money, my future, it's gone. >> reporter: to faulty foreclosures. >> for me they happen quickly. [ wrong tape ] >> that obviously was the wrong story. the city does -- has spent nearly $1 million already this year on police consultants. they hope to help the backlog of internal affairs investigations. william bratton and his security consultant group is scheduled to start in oakland next month. >> is this a one-year deal? it's a contract that they have signed with bratton
to stick around. linda yee, cbs 5. >>> lawmakers take their christmas break without resolving the fiscal cliff problems. the millions of dollars in cuts bay area people face if a deal isn't reached. >>> two firefighters respond to a call and get kill bid an excon. why police call it a trap. >>> i am adrianna diaz. ,,,, well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. >>> now at 6:30, president obama and speaker john boehner have one last thing to do before the new year, but will they get a deal together in time to avoid the fiscal cliff? as the leaders on capitol hill try to agree, locals say they are prepared to lose billions. >> locals are brace -- brace for the possibility of cuts. here is the story. >> thi
to step it up. >> we are going to get a lot of rain before that happens. thanks, linda yee. >>> ann notarangelo is in lafayette. have some homeowners living in a construction zone. >> reporter: yes. crews were here last night and tonight and working nonstop to repair a water line. as for the road that was washed away, it could be weeks if not months before it's fixed. >> sounds like big bang. it's awful. >> i go oh!! i don't dire go out. i just feel like earthquake all the time. >> reporter: it's unnerving to seat road missing. as we talked in their living room their house shook as huge chunks of road were load need trucks. their front yard will be a construction site for months. they worry about their own home. >> we worry will the foundation of the house. might go under or something. >> we're 70 years old and this is the only house we have. [ crying ] >> reporter: yesterday the rains why too much for lafayette creek. logs, branches, debris and a chest of drawers piled up against this trash rack blocking the culvert and the banks overflowed. >> so the water had nowhere to go but ov
] yee haw! ...in those fun little biscuits. someone shot and killed woman who was on a late night bike ride in the east bay. berkeley p >>> look at fades top stories, -- at today's top stories, someone shot and killed a woman on a night bike ride in the east bay. berkeley police are investigating whether this was part of a robbery attempt. officers found the bicyclist near longfellow middle school after 11:30 last night. >>> oakland police have no suspects or motive in a shooting that sent four people to the hospital. a 50-year-old man was found shot to death on east 18th street and three more victims a few blocks away. >>> rain is making a mess of bay area roads. highway 101 at lucky drive in larkspur is one spot that often gets flooded. there's some water on the road there but not too bad. we checked in with pg&e this morning too. it says 75 customers are without power in the bay area. here we go again. >> i mean, it's dumping out there now in parts of the bay area but it doesn't look like it's going to be like it was. but still plenty of rain if yo
5 reporter linda yee that the police took key evidence away including bedding. >> she had it in her room. >> reporter: like what, computer? >> computer, mattresses. >> reporter: mattresses? >> like beds. >> reporter: police believe one of the suspects shot steven reed in the neck. both victims were dumped on a sidewalk about a half mile away on brussels street. steven reed was dead, prado is still in the hospital. >> they were overpowered and, you know, whether it was done to send a message, do to facilitate the beating and shoot something unclear. >> reporter: five suspects were arrested in hercules earlier this week. the woman at the door said the police got it wrong but wouldn't elaborate. can you tell me anything about -- >> happy holidays. >> reporter: in court this afternoon, the judge would not allow to us point cameras at the suspects but of the four that appeared before the judge, two men and one woman were charged with murder, another woman charged with assault. >> one of the women who was arrest who lives in this home has been released and the charges were dropped again
. you can see how quickly that can be done. so last year state senator leland yee whose district includes san francisco introduced legislation that would get around or sort of close this loophole and expand our semi-automatic weapon ban to include guns like this. that failed in the appropriations committee. on friday, when these shootings happened, leeland lee said we'll reintroduce the legislation as soon as we reconvene in january of 2013. >> this is a lot of political talk but what are the chances that this actually passes? >> actually good. it was fleshed out very well in the last session. the democrats are vastly supermajority as we know in the assembly and in the senate. we have a governor who is very sympathetic to this. the political will is there and not only that, but i think state legislatures all over the state will be going in this direction. everyone is looking at the obama administration and dianne feinstein but the truth is right here in california, in a democratic-controlled state legislature throughout the country in colorado, illinois, connecticut, and in massa
in connecticut. among them is leland yee a local, state senator. he wants to reintroduce a bullet button ban which failed last year. bullet buttons allow gun users to get around the state ban on detachable magazines. >> it is as if we do not have an assault weapons ban in the state of california. with the bullet button assault rifle, what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload these magazines. >> a local gun advocate says bans on certain weapons or parts are not good ways to prevent violence. gene hoffman the chairman of cal gun does support more background checks and mental health evaluations. >>> well, there are new signs of increased support for gun control. a cbs news poll taken after the shootings finds 57% of americans think gun laws should be strict the highest number in a decade. but 66% say at the same time when people are asked about what happened in newtown, that percentage said that tougher gun laws would have little to no effect on preventing that incident of. >>> president obama could have taken action. he said he met with cabinet members to discuss what
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